Time Perception, Numerosity, Attention, Memory, Psychophysics
In Spring 2023, Candice (she/her) graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience at George Mason University, where she conducted research in Dr. Martin Wiener’s spatial, temporal, action, representation (STAR) lab. Her dissertation focused on better understanding how numerical magnitudes and contextual mechanisms in study design parameters differentially alter our ability to perceive time.
While attending Mason, she received Assistantships, Research Fellowships, and a Dissertation Completion Grant to fund her work. Her work included elucidating the neural mechanisms involved in human time and space perception, and magnitude processing as a pathway to understanding how we perceive and interact with our environment. In the lab, she used a variety of cognitive neuroscience tools, and combinations of methods to enhance their insight power: eye tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), psychophysics, and behavioral measures.
Before attending Mason, she graduated with an M.A. in Psychology Research from Texas State University where she also taught Research Methods as a full-time Lecturer of Psychology for a year before starting her Ph.D. Her passion for psychological research began as an undergraduate at Northern Kentucky University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology while minoring in Philosophy. While at NKU, she was inducted into the international honor societies for psychology (Psi Chi) and philosophy (Phi Sigma Tau).
Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T., & Wiener, M. (In Preparation). The effect of an unexpected modality on time reproduction: Clock speed or memory mixing?
Mioni, G., Shelp, A., Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T., Gladhill, K. A., Bader, F., & Wiener, M. (2020). Modulation of individual alpha frequency with tACS shifts time perception. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 1(1), tgaa064.
Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T., & Wiener, M. (2019). State-dependent differences in the frequency of TMS-evoked potentials between resting and active states. bioRxiv Preprint. doi:10.1101/614826v4
Trujillo, L. T., Stanfield, C. T., & Vela, R. D. (2017). The effect of electroencephalogram (EEG) reference choice on statistical measures of the complexity and integration of EEG signals. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 1-22. doi: 10.3389/fnins/2017.004252
Stanfield, C. T. (2016). Context-dependent top-down influences supersede object location in visual attention (Unpublished master's thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Stanfield, C. T., Hogan, D., Goddard, P., Ginsburg, H. J., & Ogletree, S. M. (2015). The inexplicable sex differences: A proposed new paradigm of implicit cognitive systems. Journal of Social Sciences Research, 9, 1765-1779. doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v9i1.3766
Mogull, S. A., & Stanfield, C. T. (2015, July). Current use of visuals in scientific communication. In Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), 2015 IEEE International (pp. 1-6). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IPCC.2015.7235818
PSYC 417 - Science of Well-Being
PSYC 415 - Psychological Factors in Aging
PSYC 317 - Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 301 - Research Methods in Psychology (lecture)
PSYC 301 - Research Methods in Psychology (lab)
Ph.D., Psychology: Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, George Mason University, 2023
M.A., Psychological Research, Texas State University, 2016
B.A. (Cum Laude) Major in Psychological Science // Minor in Philosophy, Northern Kentucky University, 2013
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (2022): St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA
Neuroscience Conference (2018): Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Deigo, California, USA
Annual Neurosymposium (2018): Students in Neuroscience & Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization research conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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